Is eye research the best kept secret?

In a recent article published in the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) magazine Julian Jackson, a Senior Adviser at Fight for Sight, argues that scientists working in the field of vision research need to better communicate the work they do to eye health professionals, patients and the public. A link to the article can be found here.

To help to address this Fight for Sight have established a Speaker Network, made up of over 100 academic researchers, clinician scientists and clinicians offering a wide range of expertise and experience. The aim of the network is to target large annual conferences, AGM’s and key optical events as well as regional and local meetings to ensure maximum reach and penetration of the charity’s message about the critical importance of eye research.

Zinc-UK meeting, London, December 2015

Another fantastic Zinc-UK meeting!

The Pitt and Stewart labs attended the Zinc-UK meeting, London 2015 and would like to thank Dr Imre Lengyel and Dr Elisa Bellomo for putting together such an exciting programme.

Dr Samantha Pitt would like to thank the organisers for giving her the opportunity to talk about the lab’s latest research and gave a talk entitled “Zinc unmasks a new player in cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium leak”.

Well done to Ben and Gavin who both presented their work at this meeting. Ben gave an oral presentation entitled “The role of zinc in regulating intracellular calcium release” and Gavin presented a poster entitled “A novel role for Zn2+ in modulation of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release in skeletal muscle”.

The Pitt lab would like to thank the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the BHF for supporting this research.